Hotels Bourges

Formerly the residence of the King of France, Bourges has a rich history, which is reflected in its impressive architecture. Come visit Frances’ Centre region.

Located in central France, Bourges sits on the Yèvre River, 250km south of Paris. The city, which has a population of about 70,000, is the capital of the Cher department in the Centre region of France. Bourges’ history dates back to the Roman Empire. At its peak, the city was the capital of the Roman province of Gallia Aquitania, and boasted a large gate, aqueducts, an amphitheatre and a walled perimeter.

After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Bourges became part of the Duchy of Aquitaine. The city suffered invasions by Frankish forces to the north and was briefly captured in 731. Bourges served as the capital of the Kingdom of France during the reign of Charles VII. The city is well-known for its architecture, particularly the Gothic Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, which is a short drive north of the Kyriad Bourges South Hotel.